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Beat the Winter Blues and Get Outdoors at Family Fun Day

Published Wednesday, 11th February 2015 in Study at SRUC news

Oatridge Family Fun Day

Students from SRUC Oatridge Campus are inviting local families to shake off the winter blues and come along to a free day of fun activities on Sunday 15 February.

There will be no shortage of fun kids' activities to take part in; from learning about the busy life of ‘Buzzin’ Bees’, making a bat box and learning how to live off the land with some top survival skills, to becoming a ‘Creative Native’ by making art with natural materials.

The student team behind the Oatridge Family Fun Day have spent hours planning and organising the event as part of their HNC Countryside Management course. The experience is designed to help them develop skills in managing Countryside Activities.

The team is looking forward to putting their learning into practice and to get children and families excited about the outdoors.

Oatridge student James Bamkin (studying HNC Countryside and Environmental Management) said:

“I am really excited that we can organise this family fun day for local families to come along to. Sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm for the outdoors is really important and together we can protect our environment.  This event is just one way to show that being outdoors and looking after our countryside is fun and easy. 

“We have worked hard to make sure this day is a success – and are looking forward to welcoming everybody along to take part in the activities and enjoy refreshments and snacks too.”

The event begins at 12:30pm for registration and the activities then kick off at 1pm, and run until 4pm. Refreshments and snacks will be available, so wrap up warm, remember your wellies, and get yourself down to SRUC Oatridge on Sunday!

The children’s events include:

  • Natural Senses - sensory guessing boxes
  • Living off the Land - an introduction into survival skills
  • Construct a Cave - an activity making bat boxes
  • Buzzin’ Bees - discover the busy life of bees
  • Trowelling Through Time - an exciting archaeological dig
  • Creative Native – making art with nothing but nature
  • Exotic Invasion – identifying invasive species

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